The species name punctulatus means “with very small holes”, referring to its numerous small dorsal punctures.
What does Anoplognathus punctulatus look like?
Dark green; front of clypeus stained brown. Underside; thorax green to red brown; with long white hairs, except on midline; abdomen red to red brown, with short, flat, white hair, restricted to lateral areas. Legs mid to red brown, often with metallic red reflections, tarsi darker with metallic red reflections.
Clypeus: Evenly contracted in middle; flaring slightly at apex; front margin recurved; with dense, short, erect, white hair behind front margin.
Foretibia: Two distinct tibial teeth.
Metaventral process: Robust, strongly curved, apex overhanging forecoxae.
Pygidium: Red brown to green, with dense, long, erect, white hairs.
Where is Anoplognathus punctulatus found?
East QLD coast, from Cape York to Brisbane.
What species are similar to Anoplognathus punctulatus?
A. aeneus, A. smaragdinus
Anoplognathus punctulatus is a very dark green with dense, fine punctures, not coarse. Its clypeus has a distinct cluster of setae in its centre.